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A Systematic Methodology for the Generation of Lift Passengers under a Poisson Batch Arrival Process

By Dr. Richard Peters, Dr. Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ahmad T. Hammoudeh, Eslam Alniemi and Ahmad Salman | January 1, 2016

by Dr. Richard Peters, Dr. Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ahmad T. Hammoudeh, Eslam Alniemi and Ahmad Salman This paper was first presented at the Fifth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. It is generally accepted that passenger arrivals for lift service follow a Poisson arrival process. Moreover, recent research has also shown that the arrivals take…

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Lifts Without Ropes: How Many Shafts and Cars Are Needed?

By Stefan Gerstenmeyer and Dr. Richard Peters | January 1, 2016

Your authors establish traffic-design principles and describe dispatching and modeling strategies related to future systems. by Stefan Gerstenmeyer and Dr. Richard Peters This article was first presented at the Fifth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. A new generation of lifts currently under development applies magnetic linear propulsion and does not need ropes. Shafts…

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Effective Management of Elevator/Escalator Maintenance Agreements

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

Ten important steps to follow as a manager of the ever-important maintenance agreement For those responsible for the management of elevator and escalator maintenance agreements, the task can become rather time consuming, particularly when managing a number of different properties, elevator contractors and various types of maintenance agreements. However, based on the experience we at…

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A New Way of Recordkeeping

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author describes how GAL and Helios joined forces to create a mobile solution to facilitate the MCP process. Walking through the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) convention or having any conversation about the hot topics in the industry often leads to a conversation about the maintenance control program (MCP)…

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Digital World

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2015

Remote monitoring is bringing elevator reliability to new heights. Mobile technology is transforming the way elevator companies operate, and many are moving fast so they don’t get left behind. Technicians have become more knowledgeable, faster and more efficient. Just as in other parts of life (many of us remember when we scoffed at the idea…

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Comparison of Concepts for Evacuation Lifts

By Ashiqur Rahman and Wim Offerhaus | November 1, 2015

This paper was presented at Paris 2014, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 20, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact reprint and has not been edited by ELEVATOR…

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Use of Elevators During Emergencies

By Elevator World | November 1, 2015

This paper was presented at  Paris 2014, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 20, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers   (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact reprint and has not been edited by…

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It Is Safety Awareness That Counts!

By Elevator World | November 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, Elevator World’s Chinese correspondent explores the safety concerns around accidents in China. By 2014, there were more than three million elevators and escalators in China. This number will continue to grow alongside the accelerating urbanization of the country. People, especially those living in cities, are entering an age of vertical transportation. On July…

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Rope-Drive Elevators

By Dr. Lee Gray | October 1, 2015

by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent The invention of new elevator systems has often followed a distinct developmental trajectory: inventors pursue a main or primary path that encompasses what eventually becomes the standard system, while simultaneously pursuing one or more secondary parallel paths. These secondary paths, which may be thought of as variations on the…

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Hamad International Airport, Doha

By Elevator World | October 1, 2015

ThyssenKrupp completes mammoth task at the world’s newest international hub. A total of 385 ThyssenKrupp Elevator elevators, escalators and moving walks transfer passengers comfortably through Hamad International Airport (HIA), located in Doha. Formerly known as New Doha International Airport, HIA was originally slated to replace the old Doha International Airport (DIA) in 2009. The airport…

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